Join Date: Apr 2010
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Thanks for the replies, yes, these are the engine/bellhousing dowel holes. Offset dowels might correct the problem, but I don't know that anyone makes 10mm diameter offset dowels, and I don't think I have enough "meat" in the castings to go to 1/2" dowels.
Here's a couple of pics showing the the problem (as found by others), and their fix. It appears the holes weren't even consistently off in one direction, so that would make the offset dowel solution even messier...
Guess I'll need to get the adapter mounted on the engine then check its alignment & concentricity with a dial indicator, then do the same with the bellhousing added on. Some people are saying they've not had any problems - but they may not have checked alignment either.....
It's a Japanese engine & a Getrag tranny, so I'm not expecting to find those two pieces too far out.
'99 550, Rosso Corsa / Nero, S/N:114654, Assy: 31836, Engine: 52084
High mileage, low compression, and missing on a few cylinders.....just like my cars.
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